Qualifiers for World Cup Series Final
Published on May 2nd, 2017
The overall results for Sailing’s 2017 World Cup Series, the pinnacle Series of Olympic class racing, has been published ahead of the Santander Final.
The World Cup Series Final to be held in Santander, Spain in June, will see the 350 sailors compete across the 10 Olympic Events and Formula Foiling Kiteboarding for 2017 Series honours. Class winners will also receive automatic qualification to the 2018 European Final.
With an allocation of 20 places for the Olympic class fleets, 25 for the Laser, the Rio 2016 medallists will all receive invitations and be joined by the winners from World Cup events in USA and France. The remaining places will be awarded to the lowest point scoring sailors from these two events.
For Formula Foiling Kiteboarding, the invitation process will follow the regular World Cup Series format and be based on World Sailing Rankings.
As well as individual honours, the best performing nation, based on the overall medal table, will be crowned winner of the 2017 World Cup Series and will be presented with the Sailing World Cup trophy.
Qualifying sailors will be sent an invitation to compete in the Series Final on May 8 2017 and will have five days to confirm their attendance.
Background: The World Cup Series is a World-class, annual series of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. Over 2,000 of the World’s leading sailors, representing over 75 nations have competed in the World Cup Series which offers a definitive guide to the best-of-the-best in the Olympic sailing world. For more information and criteria … click here.
2017 Sailing World Cup Series
Miami, USA (January 22-29)
Hyeres, France (April 25-May 1)
Santander, Spain – Final (June 4-11)
Source: World Sailing